Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) Reviews

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January 6, 2021
...it all unfolds against a lush and stunning backdrop.
February 14, 2018
It would be easy to turn Clestine into a heroine whom everyone could admire and easily identify with. [Director Benot] Jacquot is after something more complicated
January 1, 2017
It's one of the bitterest dramas of Seydoux's less-than-saccharine career.
June 24, 2016
A bracingly nasty piece of work, contrasting brutishness at the bottom and condescension from the top.
June 15, 2016
Jacquot expertly combines the mores of the 1900 novel and the mid-20th Century films with today's world and the result is a thought-provoking film that leaves the viewer contemplating what they have just seen. Seydoux is outstanding.
June 15, 2016
Jacquot makes a persuasive case for a return to the story, with a scowling, watchful Lea Seydoux in the role of a scheming chambermaid.
June 15, 2016
Worth seeing as another entry in the rise of La Seydoux, a star of Gallic charisma if ever I've seen one.
June 10, 2016
The immediate effect Jacquot achieves, with quiet droll and some considerable dread, is bracing.
June 9, 2016
Unfolding elliptically, the new film can feel abrupt and unsatisfying, but it's filled with sharp commentary on class and servitude, and [Seydoux] delivers another extraordinary performance.
June 9, 2016
Has serious narrative glitches and a shaky timeline, but at least it is true to the bitterly misanthropic spirit of Octave Mirbeau's 1900 novel about masters and servants.
June 9, 2016
[It's] engaging and visually stylish but loses momentum towards its end.
June 9, 2016
Buuel's wit may be absent, but Seydoux's emotional fireworks are compensatory.
June 8, 2016
It is well acted and confidently performed.
June 8, 2016
Lea Seydoux is perfect as the seductive chambermaid Celestine.
June 8, 2016
Shifting from class satire to sex farce to stark historical warning with a surrealist's stinging alacrity.
June 7, 2016
quick and vicious
February 18, 2016
Celestine's eventual submission to this evil and violent man becomes an eloquent indictment of a nation's anti-Semitism.
October 1, 2015
A third and maybe the definitive version of this story... [Full review in Spanish]
September 7, 2015
Its sober and modern aesthetics and the excellent performance by La Seydoux put this movie on par with other adaptations. [Full review in Spanish]
September 1, 2015
A solid "dad flick" with a couple of great performances. [Full review in Spanish]
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